"You Get To Basically Be An Ass On Paper And Channel Your Twelve-Year-Old Self"
SM: Now that David Shore has another show in development, how involved is he with House?
GL: He's there all the time, every single rehearsal, and he's been on every single rewrite of every script. I mean, he is the voice of the show and has not given way [on House] to move onto other things. He's completely there and it's completely his baby.
SM: What's your least favorite episode?
GL: You can't do that to me.
SM: You don't have to answer.
GL: I don't have a least favorite. They are all fantastic.
SM: They are all awesome.
GL: That's like which is your least favorite child.
SM: Oh, I think I could have a least favorite child.
GL: [laughs] Yeah, actually, maybe I do.
SM: I think I could pick one out.
GL: I wouldn't want the other one to hear about it.
SM: I won't tell. You know, even the episodes I personally haven't liked as much have always had at least one great moment that makes them worth watching. That's a pretty amazing thing to do, actually.
GL: Thank you, and that's rare in TV. We hit a groove in the second half of Season 2 where it was just coming in so good, one after another, and I feel like we're hitting that groove again in Season 3, so I'm really excited for the shows to start airing [again] because it's just amazing how the quality stays so high. The show is just in such a groove right now, and we just have to keep this ball rolling as long as possible.
SM: Hey, speaking of balls, I know you wanted to mention an upcoming charity event that involves a certain famous ball...
GL: Yes, thank you. The Zeke Lerner Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon is held once a year, and we have set it up so that the TV fans get to come out and bowl with their favorite celebrities. Lisa Edelstein and Omar Epps are coming this year, along with Kevin Sorbo, Dr. Will and Mike Boogie from Big Brother, Brendan Fehr and Nick Wechsler from Roswell, and many others. TV memorabilia, walk-on roles, and even lunch with celebs are up for auction at the event, and we feel like it's a great way to raise money and offer the fans a pretty unique experience. Anyone in the L.A. area this weekend should come on down.
SM: And you've got something from House up for auction too, right?